Hybrid Event: BEST Initiative – Past, present and future

Consulta Europa, as Regional Focal Point of the BESTLife2030 Programme will be participating at the upcoming Hybrid Event: BEST Initiative – Past, present and future. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 7th June 2023, from 16:15 to 18:00 CEST, both in-person at the European Parliament (Room PHS 4B1) and online.

Co-hosted by MEP Stéphane Bijoux and MEP Sara Cerdas, the Co-Chairs of the ‘Islands and Overseas Entities WG’ of the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,’ the event aims to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss the past, present, and future of the BEST Initiative.

Michelle Perello, CEO at Consulta Europa, will be presenting best practices in the macaronesian region, sharing insights into the latest developments and achievements in sustainable development. As a Regional Focal Point, Consulta Europa will showcase its expertise and commitment to contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

“We are delighted to be a Regional Focal Point at this prestigious event, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience in the field of sustainable development,” said Michelle Perello, CEO at Consulta Europa. “We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment and society, and we are proud to be part of the BEST Initiative.”


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Register here for physical participation to the event.

Register here for online participation to the event.




16:15 – 16:40

Opening remarks by:

MEP Stéphane Bijoux

MEP Sara Cerdas

European Commission representative (tbc)

Boris Erg, Director, IUCN European Regional Office

16:40 – 17:20

12 years of BEST: success stories from the ground

                                           Zoom in on results from BEST RUP, LIFE4BEST, BEST2.0, BEST2.0+:

Christèle Allaud, Caribbean Regional Focal Point – BEST2.0+, LIFE4BEST, BEST RUP programmes more focal points (tbc)


17:20 – 17:45

Q&A session with the audience

17:45 – 17:55

Announcement of the new BEST phase: BESTLIFE2030  


17:55 – 18:00

Closing remarks by:

MEP Stéphane Bijoux

MEP Sara Cerdas

Wednesday 7th June 2023, 16:15 – 18:00 CEST

(Interpretation EN <> FR provided)




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